Parsee 1610s, descendant of Zoroastrians who fled to India 7c.-8c. after Muslim conquest of Persia, from O.Pers. parsi "Persian" (see PERSIAN (Cf. Persian)). In Middle English, Parsees meant "Persians."

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  • Parsee — Par see (p[aum]r s[=e] or p[aum]r*s[=e] ), prop. n. [Hind. & Per. p[=a]rs[=i] a Persian, a follower of Zoroaster, a fire worshiper. Cf. {Persian}.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the adherents of the Zoroastrian or ancient Persian religion, descended… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Parsee — Par|see Parsi [pa:ˈsi: US ˈpa:rsi:] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Persian; Origin: parsi, from Pars Persia ] a member of an ancient Persian religious group in India >Parsee adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Parsee — noun see Parsi …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Parsee — Par|see [ parsi ] noun count someone in India whose religion is ZOROASTRIANISM …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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